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, they will be arguing for his power to be curbs. there is a big discussion. in the u.s., and they are investigating. tomorrow and the next days and weeks are going to be fascinating in that respect. >> as always, we thank you very much. on to libya now, where rebels have claimed victory in the battle for a strategic town. there are conflicting reports about whether or not they have complete control of the town which has been held since gaddafi -- by gaddafi since march. most of the gaddafi forces are said to be retreating west. rebels say 12 fighters were killed and hundreds wounded. the capture would mark a major rebel breakthrough in their bid to push westward. the foreign ministers of europe have been meeting in brussels to discuss the situation in syria. they are considering a series of measures to resolve the standoff between the president and his opponent. in syria itself, anti-government protests are continuing, and activists are warning of potential civil war in the country. >> syria was top of the agenda in brussels today. eu foreign ministers pressured the president assad to reform or ste
on the fate of europe's economies. there are plenty that want to and the stranglehold of the big three. >> is not good when the entire world is being governed by three american companies. it would be better if there were more competition. and i would be very keen to see european and asian agencies as well. the situation as it is now is not healthy and we must put and intellect. -- an end to it. >> european lawmakers helped create that unhealthy situation. the european union strengthen the role of credit agencies when it adopted the international banking agreement. the question the wisdom of that move. he helped lay the foundation for the single european currency while at the european commission. he is analyzing the efforts to save the ural -- euro. >> if they are a minimum requirement, the agencies would not be so powerful. >> they are supposed to make the banking system more stable. somehow the people that rate it see things? a small independent ratings agency believes the government should enact increased competition. >> the problem have right now is the regulatory framework lead to
in the senate for us. how does austerity look for ordinary italians? >> the big weakness of this budget is it puts off some many of the cuts and tax increases until 2013, 2014. that is not coincidental. there is a general election in june 2013. all of this will have to be done by the next government. in the meantime, there is going to be a gaming tax, increased health charges, cuts in pensions, but only for the highest pensions -- and in italy, pensions are pretty generous. this is not a budget which in the short-term is going to lead anybody into destitution. >> in other news, syrian pro- democracy activists say government forces have killed at least nine people as protests against the president continue. reports indicate the military crackdown on opposition activists in damascus and hana. police have arrested members of opposition supporters. non-governmental organizations say at least 1600 people have been killed since the uprising began four months ago. 13 turkish soldiers have been killed in an attack in the southeast of the country. officials say kurdish militants ambushed troops.
not call it a war with itself, but there is definitely a big divide between the classic dealmakers, the moderate republicans, and the freshman tea party members. they are quite numerous. they want to cut spending and massive weight and balance the budget. house republicans passed a deal only a week ago that included those two things. massive spending and a balanced budget amendment, but the senate, which is a majority democratic, would need to take that up. house speaker boehner took the amendment out. that is not even getting through the house. what they are discussing right now is put it back in at some point. >> a little bit of a yo-yo effect. house speaker boehner has been in charge through this, particularly this week. is charged is to craft legislation the house will accept. so far he looks like a failure, does he not? >> his reputation has taken a big hit this week, no doubt about that. the momentum is shifting from the house, led by the republicans, to the senate, led by the democrats. they are drafting their own legislation, trying to push that through. i have outlined a p
on chancellor merkel's viewpoint. >> angela merkel warned that people should not be expecting one big, spectacular solution. this is a long, ongoing process. it is a matter of small steps. we have to make sure that greece becomes competitive again, that it gets its debt down, and that will not be achieved with one big, spectacular step. president medvedev also had some words to say on the euro. he says he is cautiously optimistic that it will pull through. he says it is an extortion attempt, said nations have never tried before, and it is wishing europe bloc -- he said it is an extraordinary attempts, such that nations have never tried before, and he is pushing europe luck. >> some clouds on the horizon. a closely watched survey said dennis analysts and institutional investors are in anticipating a weaker performance in the months to come -- a closely watched survey said analysts and institutional investors are anticipating a weaker performance in the months to come. use 9 last month. crisis, could spread to italy. however, the drop in german expectations may not translate to weaker e
this big high pressure system covering japan. so we're looking at intense sunshine again. but with the heat of the day, we'll certainly be seeing some sporadic afternoon showers. across china, showery weather for northeastern china, and then we've got this very long seasonal rain band affecting the korean peninsula. could get quite intense for you again, north korea as well as jiangsu and an hui, as much as 100 millimeters. flooding is going to be a big, big concern as it has been raining for days. then down towards the southern end of china it remains fairly unsettled. in and around guanxie, hainan island, plenty of showers to be had across indo china as well. 25 degrees in chongqing today. seoul 25, another rapy day. and tokyo is going to be hot and steamy at 32. now we head into north america. very long frontal system impacting north america. today we've got lots of showers developing here across the lower midwest, the plains states up towards the northern rockies. particularly severe near this low pressure system from montana and across illinois as well. significant rain to be found fro
the measure. >> there are so many big problems, especially in my age group. we have to rethink the entire system. >> with this austerity program, when is our economy going to grow again? this economy will never grow again. >> some economists say the measures will dampen growth. something had to be done. it today's overall debt is among the highest in europe. markets will keep a close eye on the country until the austerity measures start showing results. >> european stocks slid on a friday and posted their biggest weekly loss in four months. the german benchmark index closed in positive territory. across the atlantic, the dow jones industrial managed to close the day in positive territory. the euro is trading with $1 at $1.46. barack obama has warned that time is running out on raising the a limit the -- raising the limit on the amount of debt the u.s. can have. a decision is needed to avoid a possible default in early august. billy could mean a rise in interest rates in- -- failure could mean a rise in interest rates. more news with brian thomas. >> western and regional powers have given
americans, there's a big degree of this dog just connected to the shuttle. 1 million people traveled to florida to catch a glimpse of the final lift off. we begin our in depth with a look at how the shuttle revolutionized space shuttle as well as some of the challenges it has faced over 30 years of operation. ♪ >> the space shuttle is the symbol of the u.s. space program for more than three decades. it began with the dream of flying weekly missions into orbit. they were on hand for the debut of the prototype. no one had seen a spaceship like it. after vertical lift off, it could glide back and land like an airplane and ready for another mission began. -- it again. >> everyone wondered what spaceflight with wings would be like. it was supposed to be simpler with less acceleration. it was uncharted territory for nasa. >> it also paved the way for other countries to join nasa it in exploring space. the europeans build a research lab specially designed for the shuttle's loading bay. it is your ticket to manned space flight. -- it was europe's ticket to manned space flight. the first on
greece in hopes of protecting big ones. >> the threat today is for the whole eurozone, so we need to find a solution. >> ministers signed off on what they hope will be part of the new solution, the new bailout fund that will kick in from 2013, but as they all know, a lot could change before then. >> our brussels correspondent has been following the discussions by the eurozone finance ministers in brussels. can you tell us what has come out of today's debt crisis talks? >> the formal agreement on anything has now been pushed back into another meeting of finance ministers later this month, but they have been discussing a lot. of course, the focus has been on greece and the question of a second bailout for greece. is it possible? how much will be needed? when will it be triggered? and, crucially, should private bondholders take their share responsibly? should there be obliged to extend their lines of credit to greece to put off the evil day when they will need a second bailout and call in their dead? the ecb, the european central bank, thinks that is stretching it to try to get that agreemen
the procedure which was then banned. a court found in his favor, spurring a big public debate. >> it may prevent suffering in individual cases, but in every single case, it denies a conceived human life the right to live. we should not do that. >> no one takes the decision to have the in vitro fertilization lightly. it is an extremely stressful procedure. both physically and psychologically, and it carries a social stigma. >> couples to go this route already have a long history of suffering behind them. ultimately, arguments like that won, but the use of the procedure will be strongly restrict it. the only parents with hereditary illnesses will qualify. a few hundred couples are likely to benefit each year. >> i am relieved that a sensible world will affect the majority and couples are not prevented from seeking treatment in germany. >> this person finally knows where he stands after campaigning for the procedure the last six years. >> later, the discussion over embryo screening. >>> britain's biggest selling sunday paper has been shut down at amidst the phone hacking scandal. "news of the world
france big 3. germany is gearing up for thehe tour de france. the coach says the team will have to fine-tune its strategy. the german women may be failing to live up to their status. they are sticking to the game plan. the players are looking to improve. >> we have to start playing proper football. straight out attacking the banks so far, we've slipped up on making the final bass and converting our chances -- making the fina pass onrtinour ch if we can donce time. >>ngermy'ud eng. atold ofhe neplaaoe n n lltoy t hepackard set up operations here years ago. the company has invesd the 3miion euros here and continues for the work force of more than 2000. us the openness, meaning t attitude of the people, and the bience of thepele, and of the city. you love had a good mixf naturally, that hasadusor open to strangers or to rene. >> po companies with strong economic growth and low taxe they bef from the strategic locationon at eze borders right into the middle of europe. while some europeanouri are focused on getting their finances in order, poland is european s socce championship, icis chting
the political spectrum how the big sector pensions need to be reformed. we need to do that in a reasonable way. >> the strike was the largest in britain for many years. unions said the action might be followed by larger protests later this year when a major public spending sector cuts are expected to begin to bite. >> human-rights activists and syria say security forces have killed at least 19 people in the north of thee country in the past 40 hours. the regime of president assad has move forces to stop refugees from fleeing into turkey. protests against the government continue across the country. hundreds of protesters took to the streets of all. for the first time. in a border town, sir joseph -- soldiers used tear gas. more than 30 people have died as a result of the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators. -- more than 130 people have died as a result of the crackdown. jibral said he respected the german abstention in the u.n. vote but action is needed as the war against muammar gaddafi drags on. >> thursday was the third time that the german foreign ministry has meet with the leader of t
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